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new inspection laws in mass.

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by stiffs_00, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. stiffs_00

    stiffs_00 Member
    Messages: 49

    well i bought a new truck, a 2008 f-350 ( 10,100 lbs ), i had a 1997 f-350 (9,990 lbs ) so i have to get a sticker for it, it was $29.00 ....... now anything 10,000 lbs or more is $129.00 and you need 2 diff fire exstingishers, first aid kit , wheel blocks ect, ect, the cost of a package of these items is $149.99. for a pick-up truck ??? do you guys require the same ??? have i had my head in the sand .my 1st inspection sticker for this truck is going to cost me almost $300.00.........
     
  2. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    that sucks man. in NY my buddy who does my inspections walks around it puts a sticker on it and I give him $10 lol. but thats mass for ya. I am sure NY will do it next.
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Is it possible to have the GVWR derated?
     
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I dont believe it. Find another place to get it inspected and be done with it.
     
  5. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    I bought my 06 F350 this summer. It is registered at 10100 like yours. The dealership did the first inspection for me, but I paid $129 for it and they took it to a dot truck inspection station. I believe the dealership has a "DOT kit" (including all the items you mentioned) to get the inspections done. I know it is going to be an issue for me though when my next sticker comes up in August. I may go back to the dealer and see if I can borrow that kit. Maybe that is an option for you?
     
  6. mitchp

    mitchp Member
    Messages: 33

    A friend of mine told me that they want to make 2500/3500 trucks comply with DOT regs. I think its over 10000 GVW. Thats nation wide.
     
  7. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I heard that too....That's why alot of peopel are getting the F-250's & 2500 series trucks because there under the 10,000 gross....That DOT bullshi! is rediculous on a p/u truck....Just another way for Mass to fuc@ the people who work & who aren't wellfare Obama babies :gunsfiring:
     
  8. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    couldn't agree more!! They tax us from every angle. We need to get rid of Deval and Obama!
     
  9. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Soon Mass will start having "Weight Permits" for p/u trucks like on dump trucks....I think it's $10 per thousand registered lbs....77,000 tri axle =$770 for a overweight permit
     
  10. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I will be shocked if Deval stays. He is the worst thing that ever happened to this state.
     
  11. PORTER 05

    PORTER 05 Senior Member
    Messages: 449

    ya same here. thats why we bought a new dump last season, cause the new laws , was going to cost us like 3-4 K to get it inspected so we went and bought a really nice used dump, but i was $129 , i found a place this year for $99 , but you still need all that crap. inspection papers are like 3 pages long, the guy at the garage was like underneath the truck for like 45 mins with flash lights checking everything, i was like come on man??
     
  12. dcl25

    dcl25 Member
    from ma
    Messages: 38

    I was out sanding on new years eve and got stoped by dot in holbrook in my 1 ton. The cop wanted everything health card, chalks, firstaid and triangles. The one thing he did want and for some reason i didnt have was truck fuses.He gave me a written warning and sent me on my way after about 45 mins. No matter how much you spend to be legit its never enough they are nothing but a pita.
     
  13. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    I'm surprised he didn't put ya on scales :laughing:.....I drive a tri-axle dump & have been pulled over for more non-sense shi! then you could imagine, but I've never heard of not having fuses, I have been issued a warning for not having windshield washer fluid tank filled, If I had a gun I think I would of shot him :laughing: It was hotter tham hell that day & this DOT pig decides to check my F'N washer fluid reservoir....Only in Mass
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Go to Walsmart and buy that stuff.
     
  15. dcl25

    dcl25 Member
    from ma
    Messages: 38

    I was thinking the same thing about the scales only had about half ton left in the hopper. Checked the truck even know i was stopped in Braintree the begining of Dec. The dot put a sticker on the window saying i was checked. They must figure i dont check my truck and care about my investment. So that $129 spent for inspection is a waste. The little things add up quick.
     
  16. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Probally too cold for him to muscle the scales around.....HaHa.....I dont have a problem with them doing there job to a point, because there sure are some shitboxes on the roads that shouldnt be, but I get pissed when they bust balls on the small stupid shi! like washer fluid & fuses
     
  17. dcl25

    dcl25 Member
    from ma
    Messages: 38

    There are plenty of companys out there that skirt right by them. :realmad:
     
  18. TommyMac

    TommyMac Senior Member
    Messages: 530

    Your not kiddin, especially the bigger ones....I've personally noticed that the DOT like to bust the small companys balls way more & again for the small nonsense shi!
     
  19. stiffs_00

    stiffs_00 Member
    Messages: 49

    do i need a health card too ? the dealer has a kit i can buy for $149.99 can you cut block for the chalks ?
    DCL25 , what items do you have and where did you purchase them ? why do you need a regular and chemical fire extingishers ? the guy at the dealership was telling me it have to be approved items ?
     
  20. stiffs_00

    stiffs_00 Member
    Messages: 49

    all i needed was a pick-up truck with a plow, not a trailer truck, what kind of crap is this . do you need mud flaps too ?